Broadway Catch Up: June 23 - Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kristin Chenoweth, and More!

By: Jun. 23, 2020

While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out this weekend's highlights from some of your favorites, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kristin Chenoweth, and more!

The Broadway Catch Up is a daily series. Check back every day for a new roundup of posts from the day before!

Jessie Mueller performs 'On My Own' for The Seth Concert Series!

Jessie recently appeared as part of Seth Rudetsky's digital concert series!

One of the highlights of the concert showed just how spontaneous this series is. Jessie and Seth were talking about how the concert was completely live and how anything could happen. Suddenly, Seth started the opening notes of "On My Own" from Les Miserables and Jessie launched into her best Eponine. Neither of them rehearsed it, or even had the music, but they got through the whole thing brilliantly with Jessie claiming that all she could hear in her head was Lea Salonga!

Lin-Manuel Miranda reveals he's writing a new Disney animated musical!

"I'm actually writing a new animated musical with Disney animation. I'm collaborating with the Zootopia guys and Jared Bush, who wrote Moana with me. It's set in Colombia, in Latin America, and that's all I can say before Bob Iger just shows up at my house," Miranda jokes.

Andrew Lloyd Webber gives a sneak peek at music from Cinderella!

The composer has given a sneak peek at what the music is going to sound like in his upcoming production of Cinderella!

"Sadly no recorded vocals at this stage, so you'll have to put up with our singing for now!" he writes on Twitter.

Kristin Chenoweth makes an appearance on Josh Swallows Broadway!

On the Josh Swallows Broadway Livestream, host Josh Lamon invited 5 musical theatre graduates from the class of 2020 onto the show to talk about the challenges they are facing leaving school and heading into an already difficult industry. Josh decided to surprise them with Kristin Chenoweth!

Bette Midler, Patti LuPone, and more sing with Fran Drescher!

Stage and screen star Fran Drescher just celebrated twenty years of being cancer-free with a virtual cabaret benefit for Cancer Schmancer. The special event featured appearances by Broadway favorites Bette Midler and Patti LuPone. Additional guests included: Rosie O'Donnell, Ann Hampton Callaway, Judy Gold, Peter Marc Jacobson, Nicolas King, Lesli Margherita, Adam Rogers, Gabrielle Stravelli, Renee Taylor, Steven Weber, Matt Manuel, Jelani Remy, Jawan Jackson, James Harkness, and Nik Walker

The ladies of Chicago sing a quarantine-inspired 'Cell Block Tango'!

What happens when quarantine comes to the Cook County Jail? Watch as stars of Broadway's Chicago, Amra-Faye Wright, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Pilar Millhollen, Rachel Schur and Tonya Wathen, join forces for a new version of the "Cell Block Tango" on Sunday Morning!

Steve Martin performs with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra!

The Philadelphia Orchestra presented its virtual gala, HearNOW, on June 20.

GRAMMY Award-winning musician and actor Steve Martin appeared in a unique collaboration with musicians of the Orchestra. The remote performance titled 'Office Supples' can be seen below.


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Everything You Need to Know About the WICKED Movie

It's a guide to the Wicked movie. The hit Broadway musical Wicked is officially coming to the big screen! BroadwayWorld collected all the information we could about the upcoming film - including who's starring, what roles haven't yet been cast, and what will change from stage to screen.

Watch: KIMBERLY AKIMBO Releases Great Adventure Music Video Photo
Watch: KIMBERLY AKIMBO Releases 'Great Adventure' Music Video

Watch the music video for 'Great Adventure' from Kimberly Akimbo!

Concord Theatricals Acquires Rights to Amy Herzog’s A DOLLS HOUSE Photo
Concord Theatricals Acquires Rights to Amy Herzog’s A DOLL'S HOUSE

Concord Theatricals has secured exclusive worldwide English language stage licensing rights to Amy Herzog’s 2023 Tony Award-nominated adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House for its Samuel French imprint.

Video: & JULIETs Lorna Courtney Performs Baby One More Time on THE VIEW Photo
Video: & JULIET's Lorna Courtney Performs 'Baby One More Time' on THE VIEW

Tony nominee Lorna Courtney performed '...Baby One More Time' from the hit musical & Juliet on The View this morning. & Juliet is nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Courtney is nominated for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Watch the video of the performance now!



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